Topped Hats Will See You At The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE): A Celebration of Art, Conservation and Nature!

Topped Hats Will See You At The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE): A Celebration of Art, Conservation and Nature!

Every year, nature lovers and artists from all over the world gather in Charleston, South Carolina to witness one of the most incredible wildlife events - the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE). This weekend-long celebration of art, conservation, and nature is a must-attend affair for anyone who appreciates the outdoors and has a love of wildlife. What's even better is that your favorite hat brand, Topped Hats will be there this year!

Topped Hats

Nature enthusiasts and art lovers unite at the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, and Topped Hats is excited to be a vendor at this year's event. As a brand that values quality and craftsmanship, Topped Hats is a natural fit for this fine art showcase. But more than that, Topped Hats shares a passion with the Expo's attendees for the beauty and wonder of the natural world.

And what better way to explore the great outdoors than with a stylish and functional hat from Topped Hats? Visitors to the Gaillard Center will find a wide range of hand-crafted hats that are both functional and fashionable, making them the perfect accessory for any adventure.

If you're planning to attend the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE), be sure to visit the Topped Hats booth. They offer a remarkable selection of headwear, including the option to customize your own hat right on site, as well as bespoke hat services tailored to your preferences. Moreover, Topped Hats proudly showcases a variety of unique accessories such as feather hat pins, feather bands, bullet bands, pearl and bullet bands, and other custom pieces, making it a must-visit for hat enthusiasts and fashion-forward individuals alike

So come say hello to Topped Hats at the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, and see for yourself the incredible craftsmanship that goes into each and every project.

Now if you don't know what the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE) is keep reading and we'll tell you all about it!

Southeastern Wildlife Exposition

The SEWE has been a Downtown Charleston institution since 1983, founded to promote wildlife conservation through education and awareness. It has grown year on year to become one of the largest festivals in the country, attracting over 40,000 visitors annually. The event's primary focus is the commission and sale of fine art, including paintings, sculptures, and photography, with many of these pieces featuring birds, game, and other wildlife art.

Besides the art, there are many activities for the entire family, including cooking exhibits & demonstrations, educational demonstrations, sporting demonstrations, canine demonstrations, and live performances. The SEWE offers an opportunity to introduce children to nature and inspire conservation of wildlife and their habitats.

One of the highlights of the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition is the Dock Dog competition, which attracts thousands of visitors each year. It's a fun and wildly entertaining event, loved by young and old alike. During the competition, canines jump into a swimming pool and retrieve various objects thrown by their owners, with the crowd cheering them on. It is arguably the largest event

Another not-to-miss event is the popular Birds of Prey flight demos, which showcase several species of raptors in free-flight, allowing visitors see see the live entertainment and to get a close-up look at these majestic creatures. It's an awe-inspiring experience to witness the birds soaring through the air, diving after prey, and showing off their prowess and agility. As on of the best prey demonstrations at SEWE, this isn't something you'll want to miss.

The Live Oak Plantation, located on the outskirts of Charleston, is also a must-visit SEWE destination. Visitors can take guided tours of the grounds, and observe animal exhibits including alligators, owls, and other animals native to South Carolina's low country. There's also an opportunity to interact with falcons, hawks, and owls and learn from expert falconers.

Whether you're an art lover, a wildlife enthusiast or simply looking for a fun outing with the family in the great outdoors, the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition should be on your list of must-see events. With its focus on education, conservation, and appreciation of nature, it's an event that touches the heart, inspires the mind, and delights the senses. So if you're looking for an event that celebrates the beauty of wildlife and supports conservation? Visit SEWE, and experience something truly special!

Events to Check Out at SEWE

If you're a fan of the sporting lifestyle, the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition is the perfect place for you. This event brings together craftsmen exhibitors who all share a passion for the outdoors. Take your time exploring the show, chatting with like-minded individuals, and checking out the latest products and gear. But the fun doesn't stop there - the exposition also hosts special events that are not to be missed. With so much to offer, it's no wonder that the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition is a must-see for sporting enthusiasts. Come and see for yourself what makes this event so special.

  • Ian Munsick: Live at the Gaillard Center

  • Intro to Archery at Johns Island County Park

  • DockDogs® Competitions

  • Birds of Prey Flight Demos

  • Sheep and Duck Herding Demos

  • Busch Wildlife Sanctuary Show

  • Exhibition Tour with Copley Fine Art Auction's Decoy Specialist Colin S. McNair

  • Retriever Demonstration with Mike Stewart from Wildrose Kennels "7 Habits of the Highly Successful Gundog"

  • Chef Demos

  • National Marine Mammal Foundation Dolphin Doctor Hands-On Workshop Experience

  • Orvis Fly Fishing Demonstration at Brittlebank Park

  • Boykin Spaniel Society presents "Meet the Gundogs" Retriever Demonstrations

  • Purina Pro Plan Flying Disc Dog Demonstrations

  • Jeff Corwin: Live Animal Show

  • Quick Draw/Speed Sculpt and Auction

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Venues at SEWE

The Southeastern Wildlife Expositions are a must-attend event for all sporting enthusiasts. This exposition prides itself on its elaborate venues that range from rustic to modern. There are six of these venues to explore, each catering to different aspects of the sporting lifestyle. As you wander through these unique spaces, you'll come across craftsmen exhibitors and learn more about their techniques. It's inspiring to see so many people sharing a passion for the great outdoors. Along with the vendors, there are also special events that take place throughout the weekend, such as archery demonstrations and retriever competitions. Whatever your favorite sporting activity may be, you're sure to find something that piques your interest at the Southeastern Wildlife Expositions.

  • Brittlebank Park

  • Charleston Marriott

  • Charleston Place

  • Charleston Visitor Center

  • Gaillard Center

  • Marion Square

Discover the Wonders of Nature at the Southeastern Wildlife Expositions

If you're looking for a unique outdoor experience that showcases the best of nature and wildlife, then you should visit the Southeastern Wildlife Expositions. Every year, thousands of visitors flock to Charleston, South Carolina to witness this magnificent event that celebrates the wonders of nature.

Experience the Latest Innovations

At the Southeastern Wildlife Expositions, you can see the latest innovations in hunting, fishing, and outdoor sports equipment. You'll also find expert guides and outfitters who can help you plan your next adventure. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a novice, there's something for everyone at the expo.

Learn from the Experts

Attend seminars and workshops by experts in the field of wildlife conservation, hunting, fishing, and eco-tourism. You'll learn about different species of wildlife and their habitats, conservation efforts, and outdoor recreation. These sessions provide valuable insights and information about wildlife and conservation, and allow you to connect with like-minded people.

Enjoy Live Animal Demonstrations

Get up close and personal with some of the wildlife species at the Southeastern Wildlife Expositions. You can watch live animal demonstrations, educational exhibits, and interactive displays that showcase the animals, their habitats, and behaviors. You'll get to see rare and exotic animals that you might not have seen before and learn how to protect their habitats.

Connect with Nature

The Southeastern Wildlife Expositions offers an opportunity to connect with nature. You'll find that being in the presence of all these remarkable creatures is an incredible experience that brings you closer to nature. You'll come away with a deeper appreciation of the environment and a greater understanding of the importance of conservation.

Fun for the Whole Family

The Southeastern Wildlife Expositions is an event that the whole family can enjoy. There are activities like archery, fishing, and kayaking that can be enjoyed by all ages. You'll also find kid-friendly activities and exhibits that are educational and fun. It's a great way to spend a weekend with your family and discover the beauty of nature together.

Tickets to SEWE

Get ready to experience the outdoor lifestyle like never before at the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition! Don't miss out on this thrilling family outing - purchase your tickets today! Whether you're planning to attend for just one day or make a weekend out of it with a three day ticket, there are a variety of options to choose from. Choose from general admission tickets for a classic visit, or snag VIP tickets for an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the event. Daily tickets are also available for those who want to plan their trip on a whim. No matter what you choose, don't miss out on the chance to discover the beauty of wildlife in the Southeast.


The Southeastern Wildlife Expositions is not just an event; it's an experience that you'll never forget. It's a celebration of the beauty, diversity, and intricacy of nature's creatures. You'll leave the expo with a newfound love and appreciation for wildlife and a greater understanding of conservation efforts. So if you're looking for an adventure that connects you with nature and educates you on the importance of conservation, then don't miss out on the Southeastern Wildlife Expositions.